Suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my...eardrum.
January 6, 2012 4:18 PM Subscribe
Why does it sometimes sound like someone is tapping on my eardrum when it's quiet?
posted by MaryDellamorte to health & fitness (21 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I only notice it when it's quiet and the sound is very faint. It's only in my right ear, it's intermittent and it's not painful. It's something I noticed about two months ago and it's not really that bothersome but I'm curious about it. I do have health insurance so if it could be a symptom of something serious, I'll see a doctor. I did have a physical back in September and the doctor didn't see any weird anomalies in my ear. I also don't have a problem with my hearing and actually still have great hearing (I can hear those weird ringtones that the kids use that adults aren't supposed to be able to hear). What could this be?